Board introduces Barrie’s new police chief

Barrie has a new police chief. The city’s Police Services Board has announced that Kimberley Greenwood will commence duties on March 26.
“Our choice was shaped from Kimberley Greenwood’s enormous depth of experience and leadership abilities,” said Doug Jure, chair of the board. “This is the right time for Barrie to have a chief who has the operations and management skills to build innovative, cost-effective solutions within Barrie Police Services.”

Kimberley Greenwood, a 30-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service, is to be Barrie's new chief of police Kimberley Greenwood, a 30-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service, is to be Barrie’s new chief of police

Kimberley Greenwood

When she takes on the role, Greenwood will be Barrie’s ninth chief of police. She comes to the city from the Toronto Police Service, following a 30-year career there. Her current role is staff superintendent of Central Field Command of Divisional Policing Command, overseeing a budget of more than $249 million, and responsible for 2,132 officers and 115 civilians.
“I’m proud and delighted to welcome Kimberley Greenwood as our next chief,” said Mayor Jeff Lehman. “Greenwood has achieved a great deal in operational and community policing within a challenging command in Toronto. More than that, she has the experience and leadership abilities we need as the challenges of policing Barrie continue to change.”
Greenwood said she is looking forward to taking on the task of Barrie’s next chief of police.
“I am deeply honoured to accept this great responsibility. Leadership is born of example and I know I join a police service of committed officers with great abilities who work within our remarkable city. We will work together to ensure relationships are fostered to provide a safe and healthy community where laws are enforced, peace is preserved and where service delivery is conducted professionally and efficiently.”
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